Statins May Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients
MONDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statins significantly reduce prostate tumor inflammation, which may help lower the risk of disease progression, new study findings suggest.
Doctors Have Many Ways to Say 'No'
MONDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- When a patient asks for a treatment that a physician doesn't believe will work, savvy doctors say no very, very carefully.
ICU Patients Gain From Team Approach to Care
MONDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive care patients are less likely to die if they're looked after by a multidisciplinary health care team that includes doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, clinical pharmacists and others, says a new study.
Deadly Hybrid Flu Possible
MONDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Research in mice suggests the avian flu virus and the ordinary seasonal flu virus could combine to create a new deadly kind of flu, researchers say.
Menveo Vaccine Approved for Bacterial Meningitis
MONDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- The Novartis vaccine Menveo has been approved to prevent bacterial meningitis and other health problems caused by meningococcal disease, the drug maker said in a news release.
Testicular Cancer Survivors May Have Hormone Deficiency
MONDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone deficiency in young male cancer survivors often causes low energy levels and reduced quality of life, and these patients may benefit from testosterone replacement therapy, a new study suggests.
Pediatricians Want Redesign of Hot Dogs, Candy to Curb Kids' Choking
MONDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- The leading group of pediatricians in the United States is pushing for a redesign of common foods such as hot dogs and candies, along with new warning labels placed on food packaging, to help curb sometimes fatal incidents of child choking.